I was really pleased with my recent rainbow felt fairy lights and had been looking around for more felt decoration ideas that I could do in the rainbow style. I Came across this fantastic blog Zakka Life with these beautiful felt decorations inspired by those classic concertina tissue paper decorations of the 70’s. Made from just circles of felt and ribbon they are easy enough for a child to do if you have some little ones to entertain for an hour or two.
I bloody love Christmas. Anything I can add to my decorations each year that it is interesting and unusual I’ll be all over it
Check out this melted snowman in a jar which can be bought out year after year and will always be a talking point.
My jar is from Ikea and is filled with general household salt for the melted snow, felt or card carrot nose and currants for the snowman’s eye’s and buttons. If you have a small jar you can use black peppercorns which are great as the don’t sink in the salt. If you do use currants, take them out before storing your snowman for the summer and replace them when you bring him out each holiday season to prevent them going a tad mouldy. Add a ribbon bow to your jar, striped ribbon would be great and double as the snowman’s scarf.
I made some bauble versions of these too for a Christmas fayre recently. The same principle but just fill clear glass baubles with salt and add the peppercorns and felt nose. Festive ribbon is great for hanging them from your tree.
Well I started making the gingerbread house from Jeanette Lim’s Big little felt universe a couple of weeks ago and here is the finished article. I did some adjustments as I just didn’t have the time to sew on all the individual felt sweets to the roof – I would have been there til next Christmas!
I love that the roof comes off the store your gingerbread people and any other christmas bits you fancy.
Just like fashion, Christmas decorations come in and out of vogue too. Colour schemes are always a major theme whether it’s nordic red and white, traditional red and green, new brights or metallics. I tend to favour anything that makes me feel nostalgic and christmas lights really tell a story of the trends we have all followed over the last few decades.
I love the classic coloured fairy lights as the remind me of my Christmas tree growing up at home. Then came white lights, 3D rope light outdoor sculptures and anyone remember the blue fairy light trend?? Houses competing with each other and the UFOesque blue glow in living rooms across the country.
Inspired by those coloured fairy lights of my childhood I decided to recreate them in, yes you guessed it – felt! Great for the tree or to hang on some twine at the fireplace like a garland.